Lüneburger German Bakery, QVB

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Lüneburger German Bakery, Queen Victoria Building

Lüneburger German Bakery

So I've broken two personal rules after visiting the golden colour bathed Lüneburger German bakery in the QVB. It was started by Turkish born German expat Ahmet Yaltirakli who migrated here after living more than 30 years in the historical German town Lüneburg, spurred by a homesickness for German breads. I am initially drawn to the huge sweet pastries, strudels and scrolls on offer and I pick up a Redcurrant Buttercrumble, a whacking huge offering 13.5 cms in diameter ($3.50), a chocolate hazelnut croissant ($3) and for good measure, and because I do love a seeded roll, a Champion roll for the princely sum of 90c.

Lüneburger German Bakery Redcurrant Buttercrumble

Redcurrant Buttercrumble $3.50

The Redcurrant Buttercrumble is huge. I had expected it to be more of a buttery danish but according to their website, its a wheat roll from an Italian recipe. The topping is oat based and every bite tastes of muesli studded with sweet fruit. It feels like a curious mix of healthy and unhealthy with its size tipping it in favour of the latter. Its not as sweet as it looks either, the tartness of the redcurrants and the plain bread balancing out the lashings of white icing.

Lüneburger German Bakery Chocolate Hazelnut croissant

Lüneburger German Bakery Chocolate Hazelnut croissant

Chocolate hazelnut croissant $3

The chocolate hazelnut croissant, sprinkled on top with tiny hazelnut pieces, is filled with a smooth glossy chocolate and hazelnut spread. Its in two words delicious and morerish, the half I give to my husband reluctantly proffered. It seems less layered and buttery than typical French croissant, if I could describe it its more a cross between bread and layered pastry.

Lüneburger German Bakery Champion roll

Champion roll 90c (top view)

My last item, the seeded Champions roll. Its large enough for a lunch roll and on the top is a mix of oat flakes, sesame seed and poppyseed whilst the bottom features sunflower seed kernels. I know I will like it but in fact I love it. Its incredibly good value for 90c too given how many seeds are in this. Its perfect just plain with good butter but even better the next day slightly heated up and filled with sandwich toppings.

Lüneburger German Bakery Champion roll

Champion roll 90c (underside view)

Despite my lack of interest in David Hasselhoff music, I can definitely see myself appreciating German taste!

Lüneburger German Bakery Chocolate Hazelnut croissant

Lüneburger German Bakery, QVB

Shop 72 Lower Ground, Queen Victoria Building

455 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: +61 (02) 9264 2377

Fax: +61 (02) 9264 2399

e: qvb@luneburger.com.au

Website: http://www.luneburger.com.au

Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9am to 6:30pm

Thursday - 9am to 9pm

Saturday - 9am to 6pm

Sunday - 11am to 5pm

Also locations at:

Macquarie

Shop 401-Level 4- Macquarie Shopping Centre

197-223 Herring Road -North Ryde- NSW 2113

Tel :+61 (02) 9889 4774

Fax: +61 (02) 9987 2842

Email: Macquarie@luneburger.com.au

Parramatta

Tel : +61 (02) 9635 5242

Fax: +61 (02) 9635 5233

Email: Parramatta@luneburger.com.au

Wynyard

Tel : +61 (02) 9299 7977

Fax: +61 (02) 9299 7867

Email: wynyard@luneburger.com.au

Lüneburger German Bakery, Queen Victoria Building